|Name||Moorside Primary School & Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||17 May 2017|
|Address||Harrogate Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1SU|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||107 (60% boys 40% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||12.4|
|Local Authority||North Yorkshire|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||9.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Moorside Junior School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is below the national average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. The school meets the current floor standard, which is the government’s minimum expectation for attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The school meets the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school, based on Key Stage [2/4] academic performance results in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The school has experienced a number of changes to staffing since the previous inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The skilful and resolute leadership of the executive headteacher and deputy headteacher and the hard work of the whole school team have transformed learning since the school was previously inspected. The school has continued to improve because : senior leaders and governors have tackled previous weaknesses with rigour and determination. Leaders’ and governors’ continuing ambition to eradicate underperformance in every area of school life and to provide the best experiences for all pupils is translated into action. This means that the school is continuing to quickly improve. The school benefits from a highly positive culture, in which the school values of caring, sharing, learning and growing are promoted and valued. Pupils have access to an exciting curriculum that allows them to learn about and appreciate their local heritage and culture and is enhanced by a variety of specialists visiting school and trips and visits out of school. As a result of good teaching, pupils learn quickly and can apply their skills across all subjects. Current pupils are now making strong progress in their learning. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve, including the quality of pupils’ handwriting and presentation, which is rapidly improving. Leaders’ planned and agreed actions to further improve teaching are not yet consistently implemented in every class. Occasionally, the pace of learning slows in some lessons, and pupils lose concentration. Work set for groups of pupils to complete independently usually matches their needs and abilities, but not always. The behaviour of pupils is good. They have respect and care for each other and display excellent manners. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, work well together and are motivated to succeed. Most take great pride in their work.